Opposition walkout in Puducherry Assembly

Oppositon AIADMK, CPI and PMK members staged a walkout in the Puducherry assembly protesting against Speaker R Radhakrishnan`s refusal of permission for a debate on the conditions of the government run textile mills.

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2010, 18:18 PM IST

Puducherry: Oppositon AIADMK, CPI and PMK
members staged a walkout in the Puducherry assembly on Tuesday
protesting against Speaker R Radhakrishnan`s refusal of
permission for a debate on the conditions of the government
run textile mills.

The members demanded a debate on the issue through a
calling attention motion.

The speaker said a case on the issue was pending before
Madras High court.

However, A Anbalagan (AIADMK), R.Viswanathan (CPI) and R K
R Anandaraman (PMK) said the court case covered the workers`
grievances of AFT mill only. The call attention motion was
intended to cover the problems daunting the workers in the
other two government owned mills Sri Bharathi mills and
Swadeshi Cotton mills also and hence debate should be allowed.

Speaker told the members that he had information from the
government that as matter was pending disposal in the court
there could be no debate.

Protesting against this, the AIADMK, CPI and PMK walked
out of the House.

PTI